§ MR. DODD (Essex, Maldon)
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Charity Commissioner whether the Charity Commissioners have considered the objections to the proposed scheme for the regulation of the Charities and Poor's Land of Sunning well, Berkshire; and, if so, whether they have decided to make the scheme accord with the general wish of the ratepayers, including the principal landed proprietor of the village; and, if it has been arrived at, what the final determination of the Commissioners is?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY CHARITY COMMISSIONER (Mr. T. E. ELLIS,) Merionethshire
The objections to the proposed scheme for the regulation of the Sunning-well Charities have been considered. With a view to meet the wishes of the ratepayers generally, the Commissioners have decided to modify it in the following particulars:—by providing (1) that the number of representative trustees shall be four, to be elected by ballot on the plan of "one man one vote," the election to be held in the evening, so as to enable the labourers to be present; (2) that one only of two co-optative trustees (an existing trustee) shall be named in the scheme; and (3) that the buildings erected for a school and adapted for a master's residence, being subject to an educational trust, shall be occupied by the trustees for the purpose of a public elementary school, on condition that rates, insurance, and repairs of the premises be provided otherwise than from the income of the endowment.
§ MR. T. E. ELLIS
Each scheme will be considered on its merits. I trust the representative element will always be in the majority.
§ MR. COURTNEY (Cornwall, Bodmin)
Does the principle of "one man one vote," as applied in this case, mean that the ratepayers are to vote for one trustee only, or to give one vote each to as many trustees as are to be elected?